The Jetblack Wild Wombat Mountain Bike Event returns to Batemans Bay!
Mountain bike race organisers from Rocky Trail Entertainment will return to the Eurobodalla with a completely new event at the end of the month. For the 2019 edition the Rocky Trail crew is introducing a new line-up of activities for local and visiting cycling families and groups of friends in mind.
Where and when is it all happening?
The Jetblack Wild Wombat will be based at Corrigans Beach Reserve in Batemans Bay right in town the activities are spread across two days on the weekend of 30 November and 1 December.
After the inaugural Jetblack Wild Wombat race in 2018 at Mogo, this year the event has been revamped from a 12-hour endurance competition to a family and kid-friendly mountain bike race and early-summer getaway where up and coming riders as well as experienced racers can have fun together and alongside each other. Find out more about the evolution of th event…
There will be a fun ‘Belgian-style’ show race with the “Dirt and Sand Criterium” on the Saturday and a ‘race against the clock’ on the timed section at the Mogo MTB Trails around the dam – competitors will ride to the dam via a neutral trail from the event centre. Find out more about the venue…
Join the cheer squad put on a race plate!
Fun kids activities and special schools classification
This is an event will attract visiting riders from all across NSW and Canberra, which is just a 2 hour drive away. With empty beaches and a buzzing early-summer vibe the Eurobodalla will reward those who make the drive from further away.
At the heart of the event is also a strong community connection with a special schools classification – participating students can add their school into a designated field when they sign up to the event and collect points in the race for a special schools award.
There were also many fun things to do for little and junior riders – the event offers free kids time trials and activities as well as special junior categories in the timed race. Read more about kids activities…
The event partnered up with quite a few local businesses in the Eurobodalla area who are supporting the event with a line-up of activities that complement our event – accommodation offers and things that the family or partners can experience while dad or a partner takes part in our race and many activities they can all enjoy together off the bike too.
The Jetblack Wild Wombat will start mid-afternoon on Saturday 30 November to allow for travel time by visiting riders and their entourage. A short-track race on the waterfront will be an exciting and fun activity to ease into the racing weekend – very spectator-friendly and organisers are inviting the local community to come and get amongst the action on two wheels or by cheering for the competitors.
There will be a free fun kids time trial for the small riders up to 10 years old and the “Sand and Dirt Criterium Race” will offer junior categories from 6pm to the tunes of our DJ with “Rocky Trail Radio”. The main ‘cyclo-cross’ style event will kick off from 7pm. – Why not grab some takeaway and picnic goodies from the nearby shops across the road and enjoy the sunset and racing vibe with us on the beach?
Schools Comp: Young riders can collect points and bragging rights for their nominated school in a special schools classification. Find out more about kids at the event…
On Sunday it will be a ‘race against the clock’ in the “Wild Slingshot Race”! From 9am riders can make their way towards the Mogo Dam Loop on the un-timed transition stage (6.5 km long). The timed race stage will start after crossing the Dam Wall and is 7.1 km long and competitors can clock in multiple race times – the leaderboard will reward the fastest lap, fastest 3 and fastest 5 laps across various age classifications. Finisher goodies will await the competitors back at the event centre at Corrigans Cove and Beach Reserve. See full schedule…
The Jetblack Wild Wombat event is supported by Eurobodalla Shire Council and Destination NSW.